Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer

How does this event compare to ones already offered by the installations or by other vendors?

Military Skilled Trades was created in response to employers who expressed frustration with attending large military career fairs.  The big fairs have lots of attendees, but very few people coming by the table that have the specific skills the company seeks.  This is particularly true when a company needs skilled trades experience.

Our monthly virtual information sessions are highly targeted and designed to be smaller, so that almost every person you are chatting with is going to have the skilled trades experience you seek.

What types of skilled trades experience will we find at these events?

We are marketing this event to service members and veterans with backgrounds in avionics, welding, fabrication, coating/painting, electrical, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction, rigging, telecommunications, truck driving and industrial machinery.

What information is being collected from the service members at registration?

Service members are asked to provide the following information when registering for physical events and/or the resume database:

  • Basics: name, email
  • Phone number (optional but recommended)
  • Brief description of skilled trades experience, including any licenses or certifications
  • Open to relocate (yes/no)

When are the virtual information sessions being held?

Military Skilled Trades virtual information sessions occur monthly.  The schedule is listed here.  Employers can also secure a dedicated virtual event just for their company, and have it targeted for certain skills and/or regions. Visit Contact For Participation Info for more details and pricing.

What option do I have to access resumes if I cannot participate in a virtual event?

As of January 2020 Military Skilled Trades changed its platform and no longer collects resumes as part of the registration process.

All participating employers are provided a full contact list of military / veterans who registered for their event. You may use this list to contact them directly and ask for a resume or for them to sign up for your talent network.

What is the cost and how do I register for a virtual information session?

Visit Contact For Participation Info to see pricing, send a more detailed inquiry, request and invoice and/or request a complimentary event (first time employers only).

What payment methods do you accept? Can I be invoiced?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  You can also request to have an invoice sent to you.  Our terms are Net-30, so if you want to attend an event that is less than 30 days from now, you will need to use a credit card or select a different event.

Visit Contact For Participation Info for pricing, registration links and to request an invoice.